Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
The first volume of the History of the Motor Car six-volume series, which chronicles the life of the automobile from early invention to modern-day traffic jam, History of the Motor Car, Part 1 focuses on the early development of the driving machine. Viewers learn about the invention of the car wheel in 1895 and the beginning stages of car development. Production autos were coming onto the scene at the time, and it wouldn't be long before everyone would want to own a car. The documentary series was produced by the British Petroleum Company.